12th World Congress on Railway Research
- Railway Research to Enhance the Customer Experience -

October 28 (Mon) to November 1 (Fri), 2019
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Social Events & Exhibitions

Welcome Reception

Date and Time:
Monday, October 28, 18:00-20:00 (Hall E opens at 16:00)
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E

The Welcome Reception will be the first formal gathering of this congress, which will be an ideal networking opportunity for the WCRR 2019 participants. The Welcome Reception willbe held at the Exhibiton Hall (Hall E) of the Tokyo International Forum, where you willbe able to visit each exhibition booth during the Welcome Reception.


Dates and Time:
Monday , October 28, 16:00-20:00
Tuesday, October 29, 9:00-17:30
Wednesday, October 30, 9:00-18:00
Thursday, October 31, 9:00-16:00
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E
Exhibition Map
Exhibition Map

Lunch/Coffee Break

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 29 - Thursday, October 31
  • *Lunch, 1 per day
  • Tuesyday, October 29, 13:10-14:30
  • Wednesday, October 30, 13:15-14:35
  • Thursday, October 31, 13:15-14:35
  • *Coffee Break, 2 per day (1 morning Coffee Break on Thursday, October 31)
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E

Tokyo Bay Reception

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 29 evening
Chartered buses from the congress venue will be available to bring you to the boarding point.
Estimated time schedule for the chartered buses:
First bus will leave at 17:30
Last bus will leave at 18:10
Boarding point:
Boarding at Hinode Pier (Hinode Sambashi)
Estimated time schedule
18:30 Boarding, 19:00 Departure, 21:00 Arrival at Pier and end of Reception
Tokyo Bay Reception Meeting Point:
Tokyo International Forum B1F, Lobby Gallery (next to JR Group Exhibition)

The Tokyo Bay Reception Event will be a great opportunity for the WCRR 2019 participants to mingle with each other, while enjoying a light meal and drinks on a crusing boat.

Gala Dinner

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 30, 19:00-22:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
Tokyo Kaikan Marunouchi Main Building
3-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • *About 5 minutes walk from the Congess Venue (Tokyo International Forum)

The Gala Dinner will be held as the official congress banquet at TOKYO KAIKAN (reopened in January 2019 after refurbishment), which has been serving as an authentic venue of social exchange in Tokyo since 1922. You will be able to enjoy an elegant banquet while relaxing in converation with fellow participants and experiencintg Japanese hospitality.

Accompanying Persons

Cultural Visits for Accompanying Persons of WCRR 2019

For Accompanying Persons, WCRR 2019 will be providing three special Cultural Visit courses. Participants will have a chance to experience traditional Japanese culture and/or enjoy a walking tour around Tokyo Station. Extra charge will be required when registering for these courses (https://reg-cloud.com/wcrr2019reg/Entry/RegTop.aspx). These Visits will be held on different days, so participants can register for all three Visits if they wish. Registration for Cultural Visits will be closed when they reach capacity. Please note that the schedule and contents of the Cultural Visits are subject to change.

No. Visit Name Detail Date & Time 1 day / Half day Lunch Capacity Registered by Fee
1 Japanese Culture Experience:
Tea Ceremony and Museum
October 29
Half day light meal included approx. 10 Oct. 25 JPY 9,000
and entrance fees
to tea room)
2 Japanese Culture Experience:
Incense Blending Art
October 30
Half day light meal included approx. 10 Oct. 25 JPY 10,000
and entrance fees)
3 Walking Tour:
Tokyo Station etc.
October 31
Half day Not included approx. 20 Oct. 25 JPY 2,500
and entrance fees)

*Registration for course 1 (Japanese Culture Experience: Tea Ceremony and Museum) is now closed.


Professional congress organizer (PCO) of WCRR 2019
The WCRR 2019 Headquarters of RTRI has appointed ISS, INC. to take care of logistics for this congress. Any correspondences concerning WCRR 2019 should be addressed to:


  • Mita MT Bldg. 8F, 3-13-12 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, JAPAN
  • TEL: +81-3-6369-9984  FAX: +81-3-3453-1180
  • E-mail: wcrr2019@issjp.com